33RD ANNUAL MUSICAL PRODUCTION AT HFM
December 14 and 16, 7:00 PM --The Holland Free Methodist Church will present Agnus Dei, a worshipful concert of beautiful Christmas music, including songs by Michael W. Smith and traditional carols. Adult and children's choirs, dramatists portraying Biblical characters narrating the Christmas story, angel dancers, the children's choir in a middle-eastern caravan with the Wise Men --elegant costuming, video art --will tell the age-old story of Mary's little lamb who became the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Directors are music educators Stephanie Rohrs Hulbert with her sister, Christine Rohrs. Med student Katie Rodewald is our choreographer. College students Brent Simmons and Courtney Lucas compiled the video art. Twp. Trustee Bob Bethel will portray Matthew; CPA Bruce Hulbert is Luke; retired IT director at U.T. and MCO, Bill Dusseau, will portray Isaiah; and Pastor Keith Simpson will be Paul. Jon Rohrs, MD, will have a solo as will each of his four adult children, including soon to be PA John Rohrs and soon to be nuclear med. tech. Rob. Alyssa Ringger, a talented 7th grader will solo, as will Jenni King, public school English educator and now stay at home Mom. Andrew Winckles, grad student in English, will solo, as will Dean Bell,a guest soloist from Miss Rohrs' school where he is ass't principal, choir accompaniest, and a community choir director/performer. Accountant Becky Perez and her teen daughters, Ashley and Kayla, Courtney Lucas, Betsy Conklin Hurner (MBA) and Andrea Conklin, a marketing grad will also be featured singers in trios.
Mayor Mike Yunker's wife, Annie, is our lighting director and Brent Simmons is our sound tech.
I listed these descriptions of just some of our participants, because I am so often visited here in Blog-ville by people who think that Christians are ignoramuses, and mentally unfit --ready for the asylum, not fit for any sort of usefulness in society.
We also have a nurse practitioner, a dental receptionist in transition to grad school, a Mich. State grad student in English, a postal employee, 2 Honeywell engineers, a retired engineer, and an engineering student, a mother from India who works in a nursing home, a job placement exec, who works to place the disabled and unemployed, one of his clients with CP, a music grad clarinet instructor, a retired Sweet Adelines singer, a secretary in social services, a retired child care person, and a former college math professor. And me, wife, Mom, Grandma, ex English and music teacher, piano teacher, and church musician. And then there are a couple dozen children and finally, some young ladies dancing as angels during Michael W. Smith's joyous "Gloria!"
And to Mudrake: none of us is crazy! Just peculiar people --like the New Testament says we should be.
Our candlelight Christmas Eve Service will be at 6:00 PM --on the night before Christmas!
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible